Novell next month will begin shipping two new workspace and collaboration tools for its Open Workgroup Suite: Novell Teaming and Novell Teaming + Conferencing. The tools are designed to boost team productivity and streamline processes involved in creating, managing, and sharing information.
Motorola has expanded its MOTOwi4 lineup with a new fixed point to point wireless Ethernet bridge: the PTP 25600, a modified version of the PTP 600. The new 2.5 GHz, 300 Mbps solution is targeted toward Educational Broadband Service license holders and is designed to provide secure broadband access for online courses and other instructional programs. It's available now in the United States.
Northwestern University is using a service assurance application to verify and measure the quality and performance of its next-generation IP network and services.
A new text messaging service set up by the University of Colorado at Boulder saw an enormous spike in enrollment following a stabbing on campus, Monday, Aug. 27. About 30 minutes after the incident, staff used the system to alert students. This service was launched as recently as Aug. 23 of this year.
An internal review of Virginia Tech's information and communications infrastructure in the wake of the April shootings found that the campus telecommunication systems were "dramatically stressed during the initial response period but performed adequately," according to a report in The Roanoke Times.
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana is deploying a new emergency alert system for its Indianapolis campus. The system will be used to "instantly notify students and staff in the Indianapolis metro area of emergencies, weather alerts, closings, and even class-related information," according to a release issued by Ivy Tech.
A report by the University of California, Davis has found three electronic voting machines being considered for California state polling are susceptible to both physical and electronic tampering from tools ranging from screw drivers to Trojan horse programs.
The University of Denver, in partnership with RJ Macklin and Associates, today will host "peace talks" between students in Israel and Iraq. The twist: The talks will be conducted via high-definition videoconferencing. The technology is being supplied by LifeSize, a developer of HD communications tools.
China Educational Research Network (CERNET), China's IPV6 fiber optic network for education and research, will deploy VoiceEngine from Global IP Solutions (San Francisco, CA)) to improve voice quality for tis Digital Media Service, which connects more than 20 million chinese students and 3 million faculty and staff at more than 1,500 universities.
Communications technology developer Polycom this week introduced its forthcoming HDX 4000, a videoconferencing and collaboration system that includes high-definition capabilities. It's expected to ship in the fourth quarter.